Albert Costa, a former professional tennis player with extensive experience as director of tennis tournaments, is joining Kosmos Tennis´ team as Competition Director and Davis Cup finals Tournament Director from today.
Costa, a former professional player born in Lérida, Spain, will supervise the sports competition and oversee all the aspects related to the implementation of the new Davis Cup format from 2019, following the agreement signed by Kosmos Tennis and the International Tennis Federation on August 16 in Orlando (United States).
“We are really proud to have Albert Costa in our team to be part of our project and share with us the vision and enthusiasm to consolidate this new historic stage of the competition” explains Javier Alonso, CEO of Kosmos Tennis. “His experience as a former elite tennis player and Davis Cup captain, as well as his subsequent successful tennis projects will provide a huge impetus to the development of the Kosmos Tennis´ sporting area capability. On behalf of the whole team I want to give our warmest welcome to him”.
Albert Costa will be the second former tennis player to join the company following Galo Blanco, Chief Competition Officer of Kosmos Tennis and member of the Davis Cup Steering Committee.
Albert Costa said: “Joining this project offers me a superb new challenge. I’m very excited that my work with Kosmos Tennis will give me the opportunity to get involved in the Davis Cup again, a competition I witnessed and enjoyed from the inside and from which I gained many positive experiences” he explains. “We still have a long way to go and I want to thank Kosmos Tennis for the opportunity and the trust they have placed in me at this new stage in my professional career”.
Albert Costa competed as a professional tennis player from 1992 to 2006. During this period, he won 12 titles, including a Grand Slam win at Roland Garros (in 2002) - and ranked amongst the World´s Top 10. Costa was also a member of the team that won the first Davis Cup for Spain at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona in 2000 and was the captain of the Spanish team from 2009 to 2011 when he won 2 more titles (Barcelona in 2009 and Sevilla in 2011). He is one of the 18 tennis players who throughout the 118 years of the Davis Cup´s history, won the title as both a player and a captain.